United States v. Nolte, No. 15-1848 (1st Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of making false statements in a passport application, aggravated identity theft, and use of a falsely-obtained Social Security account number to obtain benefits. The district court sentenced Defendant to an aggregated sentence of thirty-six months of imprisonment. Defendant appealed, challenging his sentence. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the district court properly applied the four-level enhancement as to the making false statements in a passport application count; and (2) Defendant’s argument challenging his conviction for aggravated identity theft is foreclosed by binding circuit precedent.